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Meet Erin, 2022 Homecoming Court Member

Portrait of 2022 Homecoming Court member Erin Sawyer

Meet Erin, 2022 Homecoming Court Member

Erin Sawyer is a senior from Farmington Hills, Michigan and is pursuing a double B.S. in psychology and data science with minors in Japanese and social science quantitative data analytics. On campus, Erin is heavily involved with undergraduate research as the lab manager at MSU’s Sleep and Learning Lab, where she oversees lab operations and is currently investigating the relationship between sleep deprivation, circadian rhythms, and higher-order cognitive processes. She is the captain of the MSU Pompon team and loves to perform and compete, promoting team unity, school spirit, community involvement, empowerment, and professionalism. She is also a member of the Honors College, and enjoys being an ambassador to prospective students as part of H-STAR (Honors Students Actively Recruiting) Leadership and as an Alumni Distinguished Scholarship (ADS) Student Leader. Erin is passionate about the intersection of psychology and technology, as well as quantitative storytelling, and has used the skills she has learned at MSU as a Player Experience Intern at mobile game developer, Jam City. She is dedicated to advocacy and social change on campus, having been involved with MSU It’s On Us and other initiatives. Like many Spartans, Erin found opportunities to pursue her passions and give back to others..

“Michigan State University is a common thread that unites such a diverse network of incredible people, and it’s so special to be a part of that bigger picture. There is a sense of responsibility to uphold the work of Spartans before us, and continue to pave the way for future Spartans. This involves addressing faults and moving forward with a commitment to being the best we can be, no matter what we, as a community, go through. I want to encourage other Spartans to embrace and share their own stories. In sharing my experiences, I hope to celebrate the way each individual makes their own impact on our collective legacy.”

Author: Jenna Malinowski